The Russian Ministry of Defence took delivery of a first Mi-8AMTSh-VA transport helicopter from the local aerospace firm Russian Helicopters. The type which is based on the company’s Mi-8AMTSh-V model is configured for operation in the arctic region.

Several helicopters were ordered in February 2015 to the company owned by Russian ROSTEC conglomerate.

This new configuration of Mi-8AMTSh-V model includes Klimov VK-2500-03 engines, TA-14 auxiliary power unit, and additional external fuel tanks.

Ми-8МТШ-ВА_1(Russian Ministry of Defence).

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